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Questions tagged [tails]

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a live CD/USB distribution preconfigured so that everything is safely routed through Tor and leaves no trace on the local system.

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Why is the “administrator” password not saved in Tails?

I can use any password to be administrator for each particular session [as long as I type it twice], at Tails boot. That seems like a g a p i n g security hole if an adversary were to get/have access ...
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Can I prevent Tor from building single-hop circuits?

Despite the manual's declared defaults [below], Onion Circuits shows single hop circuits being "Built" by Tor. So I have edited my torrc to specifically include ExcludeSingleHopRelays 1 and ...
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What are all these open ports in tails?

When using netstat I see there are some ports open in tails port 80 ( HTTP), port 443 (HTTPS), port 9101 (bacula-dir). Does this mean that port 80 is unencrypted data and port HTTPS is encrypted data....
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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What is the purpose of the nat ipables rules in Tails netfilter?

I had a look at the iptables rules from Tails OS Briefly speaking, what is the purpose of the lan iptables rules? Chain lan (3 references) target prot opt source destination ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Can I sent ip and port combination when I connect to the tor network?

I would like to set my source port when I connect to the tor network. I know that the destination port is set irrespectively if you use a bridge or node to connect for out bound traffic. I would like ...
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Electrum Doesn't Use Persistence in TAILS OS

I've been trying to set up a BitCoin wallet in TAILS OS. Every time I enter into the Electrum application, I am warned that Electrum is not configured to use persistence on my USB, that I'll lose my ...
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Why do fingerprint sites say Tails uses Javascript version 1.5?

I was using Tails 2.7 and NoScript was set to "Allow Scripts Globaly". The sites browserspy.dk and http://www.javatester.org/javascript.html say my Browser uses Javascript version 1.5. But mozilla....
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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

Tails 2.5 and Tails 2.6 were OK. Tails 2.7 boots from a USB stick as usual, and things appear normal, but Tor-browser will not launch when I click its icon. It will not launch when I click links, as ...
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How do I restrict exit to one country while running under Tails [2.6]?

I recognize that the first part of this question resembles others here, but those answers DO NOT appear to work! If you wish to combine this with Can I exit from a specific country or node?, fine. ...
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Installing virtualbox in tails

I recently tried tails and I find it pretty interesting but I am having troubles creating a windows VM inside it. My idea was to install virtualbox automatically on boot using the persistance feature ...
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Why the link for tails done this?

I dont speak well english so, in "normal style" is my fuckin english style** and in bold is the GoGol translate :) Windows 10 user I have no confidence in this system. So I came here logically. When ...
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Tails on a MacBook Pro Retina

I installed Tails on a WD passport, there were no errors. I'm trying to boot from the passport into a macbook pro, but it wont load. I get past the boot option screen, looks like it want to boot. ...
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Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport?

Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport? And also will the information save, or do i lose it upon shutdown?
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OBSF4 and scramblesuit

It seems I can't connect to OBSF4 or scramblesuit bridges with TAILS. I have no troubble with OBSF3 in Tails. Below is some of the error message. Can you guys help me out? Thanks. 10/08/2016 08:32:03....
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Use Tails Persistent volume with ISO

I have a USB stick contaning a number of ISO images that uses Grub to boot into whichever one is selcted from its menu. One of these ISOs is Tails. Part of the USB stick is partitioned as a ...
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Tails freezes and restarts randomly!

I install Tails successfully but every while it get stuck (must restart holding power button) or it is restarting by itself. I running it on my laptop. Is it problem with drivers or system ? root@...
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Installing Tails on Verbatum Flash Drives

I am having trouble installing Tails 2.5 on a Verbatum 31 GB STORE-N-GO-070B6623D1E62053 USB flash drive. Whenever I try, the installation takes a very long time and fails. The dialog is: ...
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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Can I just download Tails on just one USB(8gb)? I only got one USB so there's that, I know that in their website they ask to use 2 sticks of Usb ( at least 4Gb ) but mine is bigger than the ...
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What is the Tor browser's Adblock Plus default configuration on Tails OS?

Just like to know just in case some would like to have adblock functionalities on their Tor browsers. Disclaimer: Yes I know that adding this add-on will make a Tor browser appears more unique as it ...
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How to install tails os on sd card?

Cannot choose sd card as target device when using tails installer. Tails assistant page mentions sd card installation, however instructions only show usb install.
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Connection timed out

New to using Tor and Tails, I set tails up on a bootable usb for my pc since i couldn't get it to work on my surface pro, on the pc i had the correct time according tovancouver-webpages. I would get ...
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Why is Tails (2.5) Live O/S ignoring 'ExitNodes' in torrc?

is this a possible unreported bug in the tor browser 6.0.3 on tails 2.5 live? just for clarification, i experimented and added these commands: ExitNodes {CH} StrictNodes 1 either one by one ...
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How to close tails firewall port?

I need to closing two or more open firewall ports in tails. How can I send the command to do this?
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Creating Persistent Volume In Tails From USB

I'm working with some sensitive data, and want it as secure as possible - that said, I'm pretty un-technical, so am trying my best to figure this stuff out. My setup is; USB stick encrypted with ...
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Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration

Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration Please note that this question is in relation to the connection it self. The unencrypted part of the connection not the part of the connection that ...
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Can I permenantly remove package from Tails?

I just deployed tails on a flash drive, and were busy tweaking it. Is it possible to persistently remove some stock software packages from my copy of tails? I tried to apt-get remove them, but they ...
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Installing tails from compromised system

It says on the tails website that the usb-stick installation of tails can be corrupted if you install it from a compromised system. I installed tails on a usb-stick from my windows10 pc. I have no ...
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Can I connect to a scanner/printer with a VM running tails?

If I'm running Tails 2.4 from a VM through Virtual Box which is running on Windows 10, am I able to connect my Lexmark 2600 Series printer to the Tails VM session? The Lexmark Series scanner/printer ...
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Does tails have a penetrable firewall?

Does tails have a penetrable firewall? Currently tails firewall has a very complicated structure to it. It is difficult to say if the firewall is penetrable or not. One might think it is not when it ...
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Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails?

Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails? I have noticed that some applications on OS does not require administrative privilege. Such is the browser add-on such as the one that can be used ...
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How can I access hard drive in my laptop using live tails OS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.I am also using live tails OS using USB pendrive.But when I use live OS I cann't access my hard drive's file which is saved in my laptop using primary OS(Ubuntu 14.04).It ...
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Impossible to install Tails

I tried different solution but it all failed, First I tried to install Tails 2.4 to 8GB Kingston drive and it give error, 'insuficient free space', Drive is tested OK, no bad sectors, I then tried ...
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Failed to sync clock - while using Tails + public wifi

I'm having difficulty connecting to Tor while using Tails. I have done this many times before and only have had problems in the last couple of days. Here's what happens: I boot Tails. I select the ...
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using Tor in regular OS vs Whonix/Tails

I was wondering, what exactly are the differences between using Tor Browser in a regular Linux distribution such as Debian, versus using it in Whonix or Tails, in terms of privacy / anonymity? If ...
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Tails time synchronization wrong (1 hour early). Has this any practical meaning?

I just installed tails and after connecting to WiFi I get a pop up message saying that Tor needs to sync system time to work properly. After a while I get a new pop up message confirming that the time ...
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Boot Tails from USB in Lenovo Flex 2

As per your instructions, I have installed Tails on USB and when I'm trying to boot Tails, I'm getting "Image not recognized" error. I have Lenovo Flex 2 laptop Any suggestions?
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Is tsocks necessary?

Yo, Tails noob here. So if Tails is supposed to route everything through Tor by default, can I just type "nmap [options] [target]" and it will be torified or do I actually need to specify tsocks or ...
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Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it?

Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it? I am aware that there is firmware on devices that tails can be installed on. In new laptops this firmware may connect directly to a ...
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can I run Kila linux on a Vm inside Tails? If so, how? [duplicate]

I am using tails on a usb and trying to get Oracle's Virtual Box to open inside of tails to run Kali Linux. Can this be done?
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Does tails work with Mini free Laptops

Does tails work well with mini free laptops. Are there any issues? Such as in proper shutdown. Can you boot Tails from DVD on mini free? Can you boot Tails from USB on mini free? Answer this ...
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I am having trouble getting tails to allow me administrative privileges [closed]

I have logged in with an administrative password and changed my user settings to administrator.
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Is loading wl driver for macbook wifi at start up safe on Tails OS?

I managed to install wl driver on Tails OS and wanted to make it load at boot automatically. To achieve that, I configured the persistent volume to save APT PACKAGES and APT LISTS. Then I edited the ...
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Using Tails via mobile hotspot

MY PC WAS HACKED RECENTLY due to which I'm exploring options to secure my Internet usage using Tails. My question to all those cyber crime fighting folks. Would it be possible to track back my ...
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Windows 10 causing error on booting Tails from USB

I get an error that says "WARNING: No configuration file found" and my screen turns bright red and doesn't do anything. I disabled "Safe Boot" the Bios option, and it won't boot via USB. I am using ...
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proxychain not finding proxychains.conf Tails 2.3

My objective is tor --> socks proxy --> destination Reason for doing this is to access sites that do not like Tor exit nodes. This is all done on Tails I have tried running this proxychains tor-...
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What issue prevents Tails 2.3 starting from USB disk on iMac after Tails Installer installs to USB disk?

With version 1, Tails was working fine. With the release of version 2, Tails stopped working fine. Previously, with Tails v1, after Tails Installer installed to the same USB disk I'm using today on ...
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Using IPVanish with Tails

I'm facing some connectivity issues with accessing Tails along with IP vanish software. This is what I'm doing Used IP vanish and selected a different server location Installed Oracle Virtual Box and ...
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Does the tor browser or tails makes my computer part of a tor relay or exit node by default? [duplicate]

The subject line says it all. I want the tor browser or tails to be just clients. Is there a way to check the settings if the tor browser and tails are being used as clients only. Thanks